any decent docs on the new 2.6.0-based /etc/modprobe.conf?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sat Oct 4 12:07:40 UTC 2003

  is there somewhere a decent intro on the new /etc/modprobe.conf file?
i've been running a 2.6.0-test kernel for a while now, but i've hung
on to my /etc/modules.conf file.  

  as a test this morning, i ran /sbin/generate-modprobe just to see
the output.  the first time i tried it, i got a fairly lengthy output,
which was fine, as i noticed the utility was pulling information out
of /etc/modprobe.conf.dist.

  the second time i ran it, it simply kept running and running and ...
and when i looked in /tmp, there were almost 4000 files with the name
/tmp/modprobe*, and /etc/modprobe.conf.dist was now empty.  not
surprisingly, i don't really trust this program any more.

  so, any decent HOWTOs on this?


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